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I am so excited to introduce to you, the Gill family! I’ve known these folks in passing for a few years now. It was such a special treat to get to spend a some time with them and get to know them a little better.

You’re in for a treat. These are some beautiful photos. Ellen and Mike truly love each other and they have two of the most gorgeous boys. I think that really comes through in their photos.

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These boys!! Little boys make me so happy. I have two of my own. There’s something wonderful, mischievous, hilarious, and absolutely darling about little boys. These little guys are no different. They like dirt (as you’ll see later), silly jokes, and most of all – their MOM!!Redondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family Photos

It was no surprise. After we saw two or three fountains, it became a given that the boys were going to get to splash!! Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach have some really beautiful fountains when you step off the beaten path.Redondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family Photos

This little guys got it so good! Loved by mom, loved by dad and the best seat in the house – mom’s hip! Snuggles and smooches. It doesn’t get any better than this.Redondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family Photos

1, 2, 3 swing!! Every kid loves to soar for just a moment.Redondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family PhotosRedondo Beach Family Photos

See! Dirt! By the time we left the boys were covered in muddy sand and happy as clams!Redondo Beach Family Photos

Congratulations Ellen and Mike! I’m so happy for you. You have a truly lovely family.Redondo Beach Family Photos

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It is with such great pleasure I get to introduce to you Miss Emersyn! Emersyn was the most wonderful little darling to photograph. She slept through our entire session and only let out one teeny little peep. Let me tell you, it was the sweetest little peep you ever did hear!

I hope you enjoy Emersyn’s photos! I am so in love with them!

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That smile!!! I think she was really enjoying our photo session.Hermosa Beach Newborn PhotographerHermosa Beach Newborn Photographer

All the teeny details. They are each so precious. Little toes, little ears, tiny lips, and a head full of hair!!Hermosa Beach Newborn PhotographerHermosa Beach Newborn Photographer

Emersyn is one relaxed baby. She loved the warm room we took photos in and the snug swaddle I put her in made her absolutely relax.Hermosa Beach Newborn PhotographerHermosa Beach Newborn PhotographerHermosa Beach Newborn Photographer

Baby back rolls melt my heart!Hermosa Beach Newborn Photographer

“Have you seen my paci? I think it’s over there.” Even pouting babies are the cutest!! Don’t you love her hair? She’s got the best head of baby hair I’ve seen in a long time.Hermosa Beach Newborn Photographer

Isn’t that the proudest big brother you ever did see? This little guy is so happy to have a sweet new sister. She LOVED it when he held her.Hermosa Beach Newborn Photographer

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Meet Cameron! He’s the newest addition to one of my favorite little families. I’ve had the honor of being there for their first pregnancy, first baby, and now this little guy! I’m so honored.

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I can’t tell you how much I love a new baby. I feel so honored to be able to hold them, swaddle them, and comfort them. I am so happy that I get to photograph their first few days of life. I tell everyone I can, I am the luckiest person in the world. I get to do my dream job!Hermosa Beach Newborn PhotographyHermosa Beach Newborn PhotographyHermosa Beach Newborn PhotographyHermosa Beach Newborn Photography

Little Cameron was the perfect little model. He snuggled up like a little champ!Hermosa Beach Newborn PhotographyHermosa Beach Newborn Photography

Baby Cameron has the blondest of hair. The photos don’t do it justice. His hair is almost transparent. It’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.Hermosa Beach Newborn Photography

Congratulations Jeana and Chris! This little guy is the sweetest. I’m so very happy for you guys!Hermosa Beach Newborn Photography

This is his happy place, in momma’s arms.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos of this precious little one.  If you have any questions about my photo sessions or would like to schedule one of your own, you are welcome to contact me. I’ll respond to you quickly.

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Say hello to little Rockwell. This little guy snoozed through almost our entire time together. He was such a sweet little darling.

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Rockwell’s mom and dad brought a handmade blanket to his session. I love to include personal details in my sessions. Family members love to see them in the photos as well. They help make the photos even more special.Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography

Little Rockwell has some pretty awesome hair.Palos Verdes Newborn PicturesPalos Verdes Newborn PicturesPalos Verdes Newborn PicturesPalos Verdes Newborn Pictures

Shhh he’s sleeping. He loved being snugly tucked into bed. I thought it looked pretty cozy myself.Palos Verdes Newborn PicturesPalos Verdes Newborn PicturesPalos Verdes Newborn Pictures

Rockwell opened his eyes for just a moment to look around and to have a good stretch! I love a good baby stretch. I think he was surprised to see me.Palos Verdes Newborn Pictures

Look at that little tummy! Isn’t it precious?Palos Verdes Newborn Pictures

Does it get sweeter? Hello, little guy! I think you’re the cutest.Palos Verdes Newborn PicturesPalos Verdes Newborn Pictures

I could use a nap like this, all snuggled up and cozy on an extra soft a furry blanket, please. Palos Verdes Newborn Pictures

Congratulations to Shane and Joanna. I am so happy for you. Your little guy is too sweet!

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I hope you enjoyed brand new Rockwell’s photos. I can’t tell you how much I loved taking them!

All of these photos were taken in my home in South Redondo Beach. I love newborn sessions in my home. The light is very soft and I have all of my props, blankets, and swaddlers at hand.

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Meet the lovely Schwartz family! They were so sweet and so much fun to photograph! I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I do.

You can learn more about my family photography, here.

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It’s not an easy job to be so stinkin cute!Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography

We took this fun family photos at one of my favorite spots in Palos Verdes.Palos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle Photography

Little boys and sticks. Need I say more?Palos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle Photography_0010

A baby girl and her momma, is there anything sweeter? Doris is an amazing mother. Her love and enjoyment of her children is so evident.Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography_0011Palos Verdes HeadshotsPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle Photography

This little honey loves her daddy and he loves her right back!Palos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyI love to change locations during photo shoots. It provides an opportunity for a wardrobe and a way to include a little extra fun. The beach is my favorite place to take families. Everyone loves the sand and sea!

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Toward the end of our session, little ms was feeling tired. Being so cute and having too much fun is just too hard sometimes.Palos Verdes Lifestyle PhotographyPalos Verdes Lifestyle Photography

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There’s no doubt about it, she’s grandma’s girl.Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography_0029Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography_0030

Little boys, they tickle my heart. Always jumping, always moving, always making “boy” noises. Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography_0031

Congratulations Doris on your sweet sweet family. They are a treasure. I am so happy for you.Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography_0032Palos Verdes Lifestyle Photography

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Meet teeny Wren. She is the new little darling on the block.

Newborn photography is my passion. There’s nothing sweeter to me, than to meet a brand new person and hold them in my arms. I was so honored to meet Wren and her mom and dad.  I love to capture all of the teeny details of being just a few days old. Those first few weeks are so precious to me. Teeny little fingers, little lashes, baby toes, and wrinkle skin. They touch a place in my heart like nothing else.

I hope you enjoy Wren’s photos. She was one of the most peaceful babies I’ve documented to date.

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It’s sweet moments like this that make it all worth it.Newborn Photography Santa MonicaNewborn Photography Santa MonicaNewborn Photography Santa Monica Newborn Photography Santa Monica Hush Little BabyNewborn Photography Santa MonicaNewborn Photography Santa Monica

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I’m so happy to introduce you to brand new Fabian. He is teeny and wonderful. You are going to love his newborn photos! I had the privileged of taking Gimar and Enrique’s maternity photos just a few weeks before.

Fabian had his newborn pictures taken at my home in south Torrance. My home has lovely natural light. I often travel to clients, but my home is definitely my favorite.

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Mom brought along some really cute props. We loved playing with the nautical theme! I think these turned out pretty darn cute!Torrance Newborn PicturesTorrance Newborn PhotosTorrance Newborn PicturesTorrance Newborn PicturesTorrance Newborn Pictures

Big sister is very excited about her new baby brother. They are the sweetest pair. I am sure that the years to come will hold lots of fun for the two of them.Torrance Newborn PicturesTorrance Newborn Pictures

Aren’t they the sweetest together? I’m so happy for this little family.Torrance Newborn Lifestyle PhotographyTorrance Newborn Lifestyle Photography

There’s nothing better than a brand new baby boy and his daddy. This is just the beginning of something beautiful.Torrance Newborn PicturesTorrance Newborn Pictures

Shhhh. Baby brother is sleeping.Shhhh babyTorrance Newborn PicturesNewborn Skin

I hope you’ve enjoyed these newborn pictures. Nothing makes me quite so happy as capturing a newborn baby in their first week. I am honored to be able to do what I do.

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I’m so happy to introduce you to new Levi!! He’s precious and squishy and truly a perfect baby. I think you’re going to love his newborn photos.

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Jeana and Chris are welcoming another sweet boy into the world! I’ve had the privilege of being with them in their first pregnancy and when little Christopher arrived.

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Congratulations Jeana! I am so happy for you. You are already a wonderful mother. This new little one will be so lucky to be yours!Torrance Maternity Photographer

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Say hello to the cutest pouty lip you’ve ever seen!!

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The pout only lasted a moment. I think Little Ms loved every moment we got to spend together.Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0044Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0045

Look at that teeny face! Sadie is in love with her mommy.Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0046Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0047Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0048Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0049Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0050

I think it’s all about those teeny details. Little fingers, little lips, a brand new belly button. It doesn’t get any sweeter.Redondo Beach Newborn Photography_0051

Congratulations Emi and Ian! I am so very happy for you!!

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Meet Gimar and Enrique! I am so honored to introduce you to them. They have the sweetest little family and it’s growing!! In just a few weeks they will welcome their first son into the family!

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I hope you enjoy this lovely maternity photo session. Palos Verdes Maternity Photography

Little Ms is very excited about being a big sister. She’s been checking in on baby brother, counting kicks and measuring moms tummy with her arms.

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My favorite thing to capture is how people feel about each other. Gimar and Enrique love and enjoy each other so very much. They were a joy to work with.

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I love Gimar’s smile here. Outside of the frame her little darling was also taking photos. Little Sophia captured  some very nice photos of her mommy.

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I try to provide a lot of diversity in my photography. It helps my clients in choosing photos to print for different parts of their home. Here we visited a spot just a little out of our way. Palos Verdes provides so many wonderful places to take photos.

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Doesn’t Gimar have the most lovely pregnant belly? Here we headed down to one of my favorite spots just down from Malaga Cove.

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There she is, checking in on mommy’s tummy again.

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Hello! Isn’t this the cutest? Sophia and mommy compared tummies.

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Stay tuned to watch this family grow! In just a few weeks we’ll be posting the newborn photos for their son. He’ll be here any day now!

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Sophia is quite the stone stacker. She made some really fun piles while we played at the beach.

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I am so happy to introduce you to sweet baby James! I think we could call this newborn session, The Many Faces of James. As you will soon see for yourself, he really does make the best faces and he is THE SWEETEST little newborn.

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Teeny toes! Aren’t they the best!! I love them so much.Redondo Beach Newborn PhotographerNewborn Photographer Redondo Beachbaby Photography Redondo Beach

One of my favorite parts of a newborn session is capturing the details. Little belly buttons, teeny toes, brand new eyes and ears. They are only this small once, and they only get bigger! It happens so fast. It’s such a privilege for me to be able to capture these once in a lifetime moments.Baby Photographer Redondo BeachSee! What’d I tell ya? Best baby faces ever!!Redondo Beach Newborn Baby Photographer

Baby James is in love with his mom, and she adores him even more.Newborn Photographer Redondo BeachLifestyle Newborn Photographer Redondo Beach

You can tell that mom and dad are pretty excited about their new baby boy.Newborn Photographer Redondo Beach

James has a puppy, a BIG puppy. A dog is just what every little boy wants! This dogie was happy to have a few moments in front of the camera and relaxing on a plush rug.Newborn Photography Redondo Beach

I love the way that baby James relaxed in his daddy’s arms. He was so content, so relaxed.Redondo Beach Newborn Photography

Grandma and Grandpa were there visiting during our session. Having extra help and loving family during the first few weeks can be so very helpful. Grandparents get to make special memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.Newborn Photographer Redondo BeachNewborn Photographer with grandparents Redondo Beach

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There’s nothing so wonderful as a baby boy and his mom. Little boys find the spot in a mother’s heart that she didn’t even know was there. They find that giant pool of love that was there all along, just waiting for them to come and dive in. Newborn Photography south bayNewborn Photographer south bay

Even his sad face is the sweetest! Congratulations Casey and Dan! You’ve got the most darling little guy in Redondo Beach!!Newborn Photography Redondo Beach

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Meet Josefine and Ross! They are truely the sweetest. Working with them felt like meeting up with friends. They are some of the kindest and most gracious people I’ve worked with yet.

We took maternity photos in Manhattan Beach at two beautiful locations. I loved this wooded spot on a side street in Manhattan.

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Josefine and Ross have so much affection for one another. Their love and kindness toward each other was so very inspiring to see and document.  You’ll notice their matching bracelets that say “grateful”.  Their lives reflect the gratitude they feel. Manhattan Beach Maternity PhotographyRomantic Maternity Photos Manhattan Beach

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We headed out to Manhattan Beach Pier next. We took these photos on Valentine’s Day and probably should have guessed that it was going to be a very busy day down at the beach. Even though the crowds were there, we still got some truly beautiful photos.Maternity Photographer Manhattan Beach PierMaternity Photography Manhattan Beach PierManhattan Beach Pier Maternity Photographer Manhattan Beach Pier Maternity Photography

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Josefine brought one of my favorite props, the bunny from the book Guess How Much I Love You. If you haven’t read it yet, it is one of the sweetest baby books.Maternity Photographer southbay beach

Congratulations Josefine and Ross! I’m so very happy for you.Maternity Photographer Manhattan Beach

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Meet the Solomons. They are my very favorite family, well, next to my own. That’s because they are my people!!! Angela is my sister and very best friend. She brought her #SolomonSeven here to Southern California for a family photo shoot! Just kidding, she came to see me!!! We did plan a very fun shoot while they were here though.Family Photographer Palos Verdes

These are the best children you will encounter. They are sweet, they are funny, they are smart, and they are so very quotable. We quote them all the time. Aren’t they wonderful?Childrensibling photographer palos verdes

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These people in this backdrop! It doesn’t get any better than this for me. I love to photograph families. I love to take a few hours getting to know them. It warms my heart to spend hours editing their photographs and seeing their faces. I love to capture the connections that people share. When I get to go through this whole process with my very own family my heart just might pop with joy!Palos Verdes Family Photographer mother and daughters photographer palos verdesFamily Photographer Palos Verdes

I remember the day that Mark asked Angela to marry him. I was right there in her house when he got down on one knee and asked her. Their love has been such a blessing to me.engagement photographer palos verdes

THIS is my sister. She is my best friend. She is lovely in every way. There are more than 2,000 miles that separate us on a regular basis, but we almost always have an ongoing conversation. Thank you, technology!!!Family Photography Palos Verdeskids photographer palos verdes

I loved taking these folks to some of my favorite places in Palos Verdes for family photos.Palos Verdes Family Photography

We went to the beach to get a few photos before the sunset. Everyone behaved so well and waited so patiently. We all knew that they really wanted to get their feet wet instead of pose for photos.Palos Verdes Family Photographer Beach Family Photographer Palos VerdesPalos Verdes Beach Family Photographersouthern california beach family photography

Baby Sam wasn’t as excited about the Pacific Ocean as we had hoped. I think it was a little too chilly for his taste.Redondo Beach Family PhotographyBeach Family Photography Palos Verdes

Charlotte is the cartwheel queen!!cartwheel kid father and son mother and son photography Palos VerdesFamily Photographer Palos Verdes_0031

Isaac is all boy! He loves to gross me out. He was trying to convince me that he was eating sand. Gag!Family Photographer Palos Verdes_0032

We had the most amazing sunset. It was the perfect ending to our day.Family Photographer Palos Verdes_0034

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I am so happy for you to meet little Aria! She is a little sweet heart!Baby Photography Torrance

This was such a funny moment. Aria decided to make some funny faces and stick her tongue out. She is definitely going to have her parents in stitches.

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The shirt is right and the fondness proves it. Little Aria is definitely a Daddy’s girl. Andy and Aria really love each other.daddy and baby photos

Aria got a special gift from her little bestie, Bethel. They are two of the cutest baby girls out there and destined to be the best of friends. I’m so glad we got to include it in our shoot! It will be a fun prop to help chart her growth!!Three month old baby photosBaby Photography Torrance

Baby feet and baby tummies! I love them so much!  Aren’t they the sweetest?baby toes baby belly button torrance

Aria has lots of fans, but her biggest fan is her mommy! Mai is the best mom. She loves and cares for her little darling so very well.  Aria gets smooches all day long! She makes some really fun faces when mom or dad get near her cheeks.Kiss that baby Photography Torrance

We went to one of my very favorite spots to get a few family photos outside. Outdoor Baby Photography TorranceLifestyle Baby Photos

We had a little too much fun, so princess Aria fell asleep. Sleeping Baby in Mommy

Congratulations to Mai and Andy! I am so happy for you both!!Baby Family Photos

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Meet little Logan! Logan came to my home studio when he was just seven days old. This little (not so little) guys was ten pounds at birth! I bet he was 11 by the time I met him, 11 pounds of pure sweetness!!

I generally provide all of the props, baskets and blankets for my newborn sessions. I always encourage parents to bring some special things along.  Logan’s mom and dad brought some really fun personal items to our session. He had a handmade blanket, some special items from their California alma mater’s, and a few things that remind them of Hawaii. Mat was born and raised in Hawaii.

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Look at that sweet sleepy baby!  I think he has the best chubby cheeks.Chubby Baby Cheeks Manhattan Beach Photography

Back rolls and chubby cheeks! Logan has some of the best.Baby Pictures Manhattan Beach

Even between poses this precious little boy made some really sweet faces and expressions. Newborn Manhattan Beach Newborn Baby Manhattan BeachNewborn Pictures South Bay

I thought this was the cutest. Mom went to one school and dad went to the other. They had some really fun stories from their dating and college years. It seems that this little guy is destined to be a California college graduate.USC Fan UC Irvine FanHawaiian Newborn Photographer

These are two very proud parents. They are so in love with their little guy. New parents have to deal with all kinds of changes. A new baby is a lot of hard work. These two are taking it all in strides and enjoying their little guy along the way.Newborn lifestyle Photographer Manhattan Beach

New mommies are some of very my favorite people. There’s nothing so joyful (and often exhausting) as finally holding your baby in your arms and looking him in the face. I’m so honored to be around these beautiful women at this very special time in their lives.Newborn lifestyle Photography Manhattan Beach

Congratulations Lisa and Mat! I’m so happy for you. You are already amazing parents.

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I am so excited to introduce you to this sweet couple! They are due to have their baby girl any day now.

Chie made a last minute decision to have her pregnancy photos. We took these photos on her due date! She still has the cutest small belly. You’d never know that she is ready to pop.

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We took these pregnancy photos at one of my favorite spots in Palos Verdes. PV always provides for beautiful landscapes and dreamy lighting.

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This soon to be mom and dad are very excited about their baby girl.Pregnancy Photos Palos VerdesPalos Verdes Pregnancy Photos a belly full of loveSt Francis Episcopal Church PhotographyPalos Verdes maternity photographyPregnancy Pictures in Nature

I love to photograph couples in a few “posed” photos, but my favorite photos come from sincere interactions between people who love each other.Pregnancy Pictures in Palos VerdesPalos Verdes Maternity Photos

This loving couple was full of smiles. They were just beaming with joy and love for one another and their growing little girl.Palos Verdes Pregnancy PicturesCongratulations Chie and Jin! I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to meet your little Emma.Palos Verdes Pregnancy PhotosPalos Verdes Pregnancy Photos_0048

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I am so happy to introduce you to sweet baby Vincent!

Little Vincent showed up a bit earlier than expected and has turned out to be the best Christmas surprise anyone could ask for!Newborn Photographer Torrance

We had a lot of fun getting photos of this family of four! Emily and Matthew have the sweetest little children. I think that the little ones look like the perfect combination of both mom and dad.Newborn Lifestyle Photographer Torrance

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This was the first time that Vera got to hold her new little brother. She was very happy about this moment. I think she is going to be a wonderful big sister! She and her little brother will be having adventures together for years to come.Newborn family Photographer TorranceNewborn Photography TorranceNewborn Photographer Torrance

Baby Vince was quite the cooperative baby. He snuggled into each fluffy blanket and basket, and held his little teddy bear like a champ.Newborn Photography South BayBaby Photographer TorranceNewborn Pictures Torrance

Isn’t this the best? Little Vince is totally relaxed and ready for more photos.Baby Pictures Torrance

Baby back wrinkles melt me. He’s got some pretty good ones, too!!Newborn Baby Photographer Torrance Newborn Photographer South Bay

Would you look at that? He gave me a smile. Baby Vince is quite the charmer. He knows that the way straight to my heart, is with a sweet little smile.Happy Newborn Photographer Torrance

There is something so wonderful about tiny features – little bitty toes, teeny fingers, and curly little lips. They are only this little for just a few moments. I love to capture these details before baby grows any bigger.Newborn Photography Redondo BeachSweet Baby  Photographer Torrance10 day old baby Photographer Torrance Precious Newborn Photographer Torrance Little toes Photographer Torrance (18)Baby belly love TorranceFamily Lifestyle Photographer TorranceFamily Photographer TorranceNewborn Family Photographer Torrance

While we were capturing some precious moments, little miss was resting at her momma’s feet. She’s one lucky and very happy little girl.Childrens Photographer Torrance

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Before I left we were able to take some very sweet photos of Mat and Vera.Family Lifestlye Photography Torrance

Congratulations Emily and Matthew! I am so happy for you. Your growing family is very precious!

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You are in for such a special treat. This little Abel is one of the sweetest to come my way.

I took Sara and Jon’s maternity photos just one week before this little guy came on the scene! I’m so glad we got their photos taken in time!

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This set of photos is extra special. See that gray blanket that he’s laying on? His momma made it for him!!baby Photography Torrance

Abel gave me a REAL smile. I think he was really enjoying our time together.Baby Pictures Torrancebaby in a basket Photography TorranceTorrance Newborn Photos

Look at that precious little baby bootie and sweet little toes! I sometimes use a paci to help sooth baby as we transition from one pose to another. I don’t always include it in the photos, but I thought that orange color was too cute to exclude.Precious baby boy torrance photographyNewborn baby Photography Torrancenaked Newborn Photography TorranceNewborn Photography Torrance

I love to include wedding rings in my photos. They really emphasize how teeny little feet and toes are. Sara helped hold her little guys feet while we took these photos. I love to compare her delicate hands to his precious feet.Newborn Wedding  Ring Photography Torrance

One minute little Mr was telling me that I was boring him to sleep, the next minute we were best friends. *heart melt*Sleepy Baby Photos Torrance

Aren’t they the best pair! This momma is so in love with her new baby.mom and baby Photography Torrance_0135

Baby Abel was telling his daddy all about it!daddy and baby Photography Torrance

I love it when clients become friends. Sara and Jon are two truly lovely people. I think that really comes through in their photos.Newborn studio Photography TorranceNew Parents Photography TorranceNewborn Photography Torrance_0139

We headed back to Sara and Jon’s to get some photos in their nursery. We took some there during their maternity shoot. I’ll have some very fun before and after photos coming soon!Newborn lifestyle Photography Torrancefamily lifestyle Photography TorranceNew baby photos torrance

This little guy arrived several weeks early, so we had to wait a little while to take his newborn photos. We took these photos the day before his 1 month birthday!! one month baby photos

Congratulations Sara and Jon! I’m so happy for you. You’ve got the sweetest baby on the block!Newborn Pictures Torrance

After all of our fun together little Abel needed a nap with his friends.baby in a crib with animals Photography Torrance

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I’m so happy to introduce you to my dear friends, the Espondas! Jodie has been a close friend of mine for the past few years, so I was so honored that she asked me to capture their family. As you’ll see, this is one fun bunch!

We took their family photos on some of my favorite trails in Torrance.

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Sophia is Rick and Jodie’s youngest. She is quite a personality! When I asked her to show me her teeth, she made this face. Isn’t is perfect? Hehe.Family Pictures Torrance

Look at those kids! Aren’t they a good looking crew? They have a special bond that comes from a loving family and a very fun childhood.ChildrenKids Photography Torrance Kids Pictures Torrance Childrenkids portraits Torrance Toddler Photography Torrance

Rick is a runner, so we had to get some fun photos of their family running together.Family Photo Ideas Torrance Outdoor Family Photography TorranceChildren and Family Photography Torrance

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While I was taking photos of Rick and Jodie, Sophia got out her “camera” and had her bigger siblings pose for photos. “Say cheese!”Cute Family Photography TorranceHappy Couple Photography TorranceCute Couple Photography Torrance

Sometimes little sisters do the funniest things! We couldn’t help but giggle at all of little miss’ antics.Funny Kids Photography TorranceLos Verdes Golf Course Photography TorranceSister Photography Torrance Kabuki Syndrome Photography TorranceHeadshot Photography TorranceHeadshot Photographer Torrancehugging Photography Torrance

This is my beautiful friend. She is encouraging and inspiring. She faithfully serves her family and spreads hope to all those she encounters.Professional Headshot Photography TorranceOutdoor large Family Photography TorranceRunning Family Photography Torrance

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I had the honor of documenting Colleen and Jonathan’s pregnancy, not too long ago. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should! Colleen shares the miracle story of their twin boys, and it really is an amazing story.

I met little Ezekiel and Jeremiah when they were just a week old. They were the perfect little subjects. They loved to be swaddled and snuggled.  I think I even got a few smiles from these snoozy little boys.

I’m so in love with these little darlings! I hope you enjoy their photos as much as I do!!

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Nothing calms a baby quite as well as a tight swaddle and a bonnet.Newborn Photographer South Bay Twin Newborn Photography South Bay

It didn’t matter how I put the boys into the basket. They almost instantly found a way to touch.Twin Newborn Pictures South BayTwin baby Photographer South BayTwin Infant Photographer South BayTwin Boys Photographer South Bay

Snug as two bugs in a rug! Aren’t they the sweetest!Newborn Photographer South Bay

Look at that little peeper! Ezekiel opened his eyes a few times during our session to see what was going on around him.Twin baby  Photography South Bay Newborn Photography South Bay

These boys have sweet sweet baby lips! I could stare at them all day.sleeping baby boys photographer south bayBaby Belly Love Photographer South Bay Twin Newborn Portraits South Bay Twin Newborn Photographer South Bay

Colleen is the brightest and happiest new momma. It is so easy to tell that she is in love with her new boys. I can’t tell you how happy I am for her.Twin Babies South Bay

We decided to photograph the boys in their newborn sized trunks and rash guards. Even the newborn size was still big on these teeny boys. It will only be a few months until we look back at these clothes and think, “How did they ever fit in these teeny outfits?”. Twin Surfers South Bay

Congratulations Jonathan and Colleen! The months and years ahead of you are certain to be filled with a double dose of joy!

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Meet Rae and Carlos. They are two of the sweetest! Rae and Carlos have a love for one another that is so refreshing. You can tell that they are genuinely happy to be together and so happy about this baby. I think that really comes through in these photos.

When I spoke to Rae a few weeks before I session, I knew that we would be instant friends. Rae is planning a home birth! I had my last baby at home and loved the experience. It was so fun to chat with her about that.

We hit some of my favorite spots in the South Bay for their pregnancy photos. I love the Palos Verdes Peninsula and all of the beauty it has to offer. We had fun in some nice wooded areas and then headed to the beach.

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This was one of the best moments! I asked Rae and Carlos to make a serious face. It was instant giggles, an attempt at a serious face, and then giggles again. These two really are so much fun!Maternity Portrait ideas South Bay Maternity Pictures South Bay Golden Hour Maternity Pictures South BayOutdoor Maternity Pictures South Bay=

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Congratulations Rae and Carlos! I’m so very excited for you both!Real Joy Maternity Pictures South Bay

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I’m so happy to introduce you to the Getty family! Meet Chanel, Hans and Sebastian. They are a very sweet and loving family. As you’ll soon see, Sebastian is one of the happiest toddlers I’ve encountered. His joy is no surprise, with all of the love and affection he is showered with.

We took the Getty’s family pictures near their home in West Chester at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. The park was full of wonderful spots to take photos and have lots of fun together.

I hope you enjoy these family photos as much as I do!

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In my first conversations with Chanel she told me that she wanted a fall themed photo shoot. It can be quite a challenge to find changing leaves in Southern California. We were  pleasantly surprised to find hints of autumn during our afternoon together!Autumn Family Photography Westchester

I love it when babies are on daddy’s shoulders. It provides for some of the best faces from both father and son.Fall Photography Westchester

Little Sebastian had to get in on the smooching!Loving Family Photography WestchesterCute Family Photography WestchesterHappy Family Photography WestchesterKenneith Hahn Park Family Photography Family Photography Westchester California

Hans is a very fun dad. Sebastian loves to explore and his dad is doing an amazing job of teaching him to be curious and brave.Father and Son Family Photography WestchesterFather and Son babbling brooke Family Photography Park Family Photography WestchesterFun Family Photography WestchesterOutdoor Family Photography WestchesterFamily Photography Westchester_0019Wooded Photography Westchester

Sebastian loves to run into his mommy’s arms. Any time Chanel called for him he came running with a big smile.Outdoor Family Pictures WestchesterOutdoor Family Photographer WestchesterAnniversary Photography WestchesterHappy Baby Photography WestchesterHeadshot Photography WestchesterKenneth Hahan Family PhotographyDuck Pond Family Photography WestchesterFamily Photography WestchesterKenneth Hahn Park PhotographerCute Family Photography WestchesterWheel Barrow Family Photography Westchester

Sebastian really enjoyed the wheel barrow. He was pretending to crash into his daddy. When we finished he kept asking to do it again and again.Laughing Family Photography WestchesterBaby in a wheel barrow Family Photography WestchesterAutumn Family Pictures WestchesterFather and Son Family Photography WestchesterFamily Photography WestchesterNatural Light Family Photography WestchesterFamily Photography WestchesterUpside down Family Photography WestchesterProfessional Headshot Photography Westchester

When all was said and done Sebastian wanted his mommy. They love each other so very much.Momma Loves Baby Family Photography WestchesterWestchester Family Photography

Congratulations to Hans and Chanel on your beautiful family!Anniversary Photographer Westchester

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You are in for a special treat today! You get to meet some of my very favorite people on the planet, the Wolkenfelds! Christina is one of my oldest and dearest friends. Daniel, Chrissy, and their little Winona make my heart so happy.

I had the privilege of photographing them in one of my favorite spots in Palos Verdes. This beautiful family in this lovely location makes my job so easy! I just know you’re going to love their family photo session.

I love photographing families in the South Bay. It could be Torrance, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, or Manhattan Beach. The South Bay has some of the most lovely locations for family photos.

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Doesn’t this little darling have the best eyes??happy baby girl torrance photographermomma and baby wooded scene photography

Winnie and her momma love each other so much. They explore together, play together, learn together and have fun while doing it all.mommy and baby palos verdes california

Daniel is a kind and patient father. He and his little darling are going to be the best of friends. Daniel’s love for his family is so evident. You can tell he’s one proud husband and poppa.daddy and baby south bay photographerFamily Photographer South bay

This was one of my very favorite photos from the whole session. Daniel and Winnie make a lot of the same faces and it is so stinkin cute!wooded scene family photographysnuggle your baby

This little girl and her momma are both fun junkies. They can’t get enough!play with your baby photography south bay

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The feeling of a teeny toddler hand in your own hand is one of the best feelings in the world. Those little squishy fingers warm my heart.holding hands mother and daughter photographyFamily Photographer South bayFamily Photography South bayManhattan Beach Family PhotographerSouth bay Family Photographer south bay family photographerhappy little family south bay californialoving family photography south bay

Little Winona wanted to get in on the smooching.kissing family photos

We ended with a Wolkenfeld signature move, silly and fun!silly family pictures torrance casilly family pictures south bay

We knew it was time to be done when the good moods started to fade. These are two of my very favorite faces. Christina is beautiful inside and out. She is one of my most cherished friends. It is such a wonderful gift for me to be able to see her enjoying marriage and motherhood.sad faces tired baby photography south bay

Winnie put in a quick call to her cousin on my squeaky toy and it seemed to quickly boost the mood.toddler phone callsloving family pictures south bay

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I am so happy to introduce you to the Brewster’s! They are a very fun and precious family.

Janine contacted me a few months ago. We had so much fun planning. With just a few phone calls and emails we pulled off their perfect family photo session. Jen gathered family from far and wide for this occasion.  Both her and Ian’s parents and siblings came. I think that’s a pretty amazing family.

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Three things make this little guy happy, his mom and dad, his moose, and planes. Little boys are the best!Family Photographer Torrance

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Jen and Ian are wonderful parents. They really love this little boy so very much.Family photography torrancechildren photographer torrancewooded family photo shoot torrancefun family photography torrance

This happy kidlet really likes to play in the sand. A true boy!torrance childrens photographyThat silly look is because there was a plane overhead and somebody got excited!!childrenfamily photography torrance

Aren’t they the cutest! I love selecting locations that really give families the opportunity to have fun together and be themselves.outdoor family photography torrancemalaga cove photographer

Look at that happy kid! I bet he really believes that he can fly.flying babylittle peanut photographymalaga cove family photographer

This darling expression is because he spotted a motorcycle. They were pretty cool motorcycles, so you can’t really blame him for being impressed.family photography malaga coveyellow vase photographerchildren

Faces faces! This little one makes the best faces! Isn’t he hilarious?baby photographer malaga covemom and dad in malaga covetorrance photographer

After our personal family shoot, Janine got everyone together for some good old fashioned family photos! It was such a great idea. This family! I feel in love with them in our short time together. I think you will too.large family photo torrancefamily ties torrance photographerfamily love torrance photographyfamily love torrance family photographerbirthday celebration photography torrancefamily photography torrance beachhappy family torrance photographer

Jackson held still for so many posed photos. In this moment we let him run for just a moment. We captured one of my favorites of our time together. It is pretty obvious, this little guy is the center of their world.family celebration torrance photographerMom and dad love torrancegrandparent photography torrance

I was so happy to capture this moment. Jackson fell in. We all giggled at his reaction. He was a little shocked, but it didn’t stop him from wanting to head right back to the water!family beach photographyhappy family on the beach torrancehigh key photography torrance

Such a precious little guy! After a few hours of taking photos he will still in a great mood and excited about anything flying in the sky.mother and son photography torrancefather and son photography torrancehappy family photography torrance

It’s a rare thing to find a family with ties like this one. They are full of love for one another.mother and daughter photographer torrancecurly hair baby photography torrance

This is a family that knows how to share joy and celebrate! I was so honored to spend an evening with them!family joy photographer torrancegrandparent photography torrancetorrance children

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Meet the lovely and fun de Abreu family! You might remember these sweet folks from their family/maternity photo session a while back. But, I bet you don’t recognize little Zoe! She’s a big girl now!

I can’t tell you what a privilege it is to have an ongoing relationship with families. I love seeing them grow and change. It is really so much fun to see the kids grow-up little by little.

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You should really go back and see the de Abreu’s family photos from last year. Little Zane is not so little any more! This guy always has a smile on his face.

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This is when little Zoe saw a puppy coming. Watch her face! She notices, is so happily surprised and then takes off toward the dog! I think she’s hilarious.Cute Family on the chip trail Manhattan BeachDad loves mom manhattan beach

Zoe and Wagner were wishing for more snacks.being silly with kids manhattan beach

The photo on the right is one of my favorite photos from our session. Look at that finger! This mom means business!family time manhattan beach

Ms silly face was waiting on her cranberry snack.silly sweetheart manhattan beachFun family manhattan beach

Aren’t they the cutest! These folks know how to have fun. We spent almost our entire time together giggling about one thing or another.Happy Family Manhattan BeachMommy lives baby manhattan beach photographyfamily sunset beach photography

Little Ms was getting tired and her big brother was just getting started!manhattan beach photographyhappy kids manhattan beachbeautiful mom manhattan beach cadad and baby girl chat on the beach

I think Zane makes the best faces!Sunset Manhattan Beach Family PhotographerSunset Manhattan Beach Family Photography

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I’m so excited for you to meet the lovely Capio’s! Guess what! THEY’RE HAVING TWIN BOYS!!!

Colleen has been a dear friend of mine for almost two years now. I am so thankful that I get to share in just a tiny bit of the joy that she and Jonathan are experiencing! Colleen is one of those friends who is beautiful inside and out. She makes you want to be a better person and you always wish you could spend just a little more time in her presence. She is a bright and shining light. I can’t believe that God has blessed her with TWO baby boys. She is going to be a wonderful mother. I’ve watched her model patience, kindness, and gentleness since the day that I met her.

Congratulations Colleen and Jonathan! I am so happy for you!!

Colleen and Jonathan have quite an amazing story. I asked Colleen if she would consider telling it. She wrote out the miracle story of their two boys below. Click here to go straight to their story.

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This was the moment where Jonathan got to give us a little lesson in boys and sticks. Colleen got to practice her “mom face.” Aren’t they the cutest?

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We stopped to take in a lovely view and found two tiny shells waiting for us.

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Gotta stop and feel the belly! The boys were kicking and wiggling, so we took a moment to feel their ninja action. Ocean View Pregnancy Photography Palos Verdes

Isn’t this the best belly you’ve seen? Nothing makes me happy the way that a round belly on the beach at sunset does. Beautiful Belly Maternity Photography Palos Verdes Founders ParkBeautiful Momm at Sunset Maternity Photography Palos VerdesMaternity Photographer Palos Verdes Secret Beach

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This might have been my favorite moment of the evening. Jonathan scooped Colleen right up. Seriously, aren’t they the cutest??

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Colleen’s Story

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” ~Jeremiah 29:11

This verse has been ingrained in my head for so long, but I never understood the weight of wisdom it carried until two years ago when my husband Jonathan and I decided to begin a family. We’d been married for four years and known each other for eight….traveled the globe, made all kinds of friends, been through rough times as well as joyful times, and have continued to enjoy one another as best friends.

After much prayer, we decided to embark on the journey of getting pregnant. Much to our surprise, it happened pretty quickly. Our hearts were filled with so much joy when we heard the sound of our first baby’s heartbeat and saw the fluttering motion on the ultrasound screen. Then at our 10-week check-up, all of that joy came crashing down when we miscarried. I’ll never forget the anguish that came over me and how I cried thinking I did something wrong, but the Lord gently reminded me that He was still in control and had a plan.

Over the course of a year and a half, we unfortunately lost three more pregnancies. As heart wrenching as it was to go through each one, my husband and I continued to grow even stronger in our faith allowing the Lord to use our trials to teach and perfect us in areas where we were weak. After the fourth miscarriage, we finally understood that God was asking us to take a position of humble submission and completely trust Him. He had a plan, but it was about His timing, not ours. With that revelation, we continued to pray and wait…..

Several months passed and in that time, some amazing things happened. Our missionary friends in Indonesia named Jeremy and Jane (who were unaware of our multiple pregnancy losses) had been praying for us. One night, they received a vision. Jane later wrote me an email out of the blue and shared what she had seen. She said, “In this vision, I saw you playing with children, and they were your friends’ children, and in these moments you sometimes felt some sadness because this is what you desired, but I also saw that you treated your friends’ children as your own. The Lord stooped down and whispered in your ear, ‘Rejoice Colleen, rejoice…not because you don’t have children, but because you do.’ You have children Colleen, so keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, rest in His perfect peace and timing for all things.”

On the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving 2014, our church had an open microphone session in which people could share testimonies of what God had been doing in their lives. Public speaking had never been my cup of tea, but I felt a very strong urge from the Lord to share how Jonathan and I had been enduring (by God’s grace) the struggle of searing pain from repeated pregnancy loss. Yet, I also wanted the congregation to know how this pain had yielded the fruit of faith in us. We fully believed Jesus would restore all that had been lost. Although we had no idea what that would look like (whether we’d have children by natural means or adoption), God would fulfill His promise to us. We would be parents!

I was the last person to give my testimony because I kept trying to gather my thoughts and gain the courage to stand. I was so incredibly nervous, but the Lord lovingly nudged me and said, “Don’t be afraid. I promise that if you get up and share, I will bless you beyond measure.” When I heard that, it was more than enough to convince me. Soon, I found myself speaking and it was so freeing because I had the chance to open my heart with people who loved us. We didn’t need to make them believe that our life was perfect, free from struggles and heartbreak. This was the real thing. It was sincere, no cover-ups. From our story, the pastor sensed that there were many individuals like us who were hurting from barren wombs, loss of pregnancies, and situations of the like. This led to a church-wide prayer whereby he guided us through a time of intercession with the Spirit, recalling Scriptures of promise for family and proclaiming God’s goodness.

After the service was over, two ladies in particular felt a special call to pray and lay healing hands over Jonathan and I. It was such a sweet time of believers in Jesus coming together and asking that His will be done in our lives. With the support of my husband, I called out the lies I’d believed about myself and my ability to carry children. I casted out fears of past and future pregnancies while renouncing my need to control every aspect of my life. When I took a position of humility before God, unexplainable peace came over me. From that point on, I vowed that I wouldn’t look back, only forward and trust in His timing.

Over the span of the next four months, Jonathan and I continued to pray and believe for children, just like Hannah in the Bible who was once barren but later bore a son named Samuel. She never lost her faith and kept asking until the Lord provided. We vowed to do the same and cling to the promise of Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

On March 17, 2015, our answer to prayer had arrived. We were pregnant! Our first ultrasound confirmed that we were having not just one baby, but twins! If the Lord wanted to surprise us and get our attention, He certainly succeeded in doing so. My husband and I were so overcome with joy in hearing this news. We knew this miracle could only come from one source… our Heavenly Father who loves to give good gifts!

Fast-forward nine months later and here we are, just a week shy of our expected delivery date November 9th. As I write, tears come to my eyes. My heart is so full as I realize that God has truly worked out every detail and cared for us with great intention. How do I know this? Here are just a few examples: an enjoyable pregnancy free from complications, friends and family lavishing us with all the essentials needed to care for our babies, continual prayers and encouragement from so many people near and far, and a beautiful friend/excellent photographer named Danie Henry who helped us capture memories of this beautiful time.

We serve an amazing and powerful God who is able to make the impossible possible. If there’s any doubt about that, let our testimony be a reminder to you that He makes beauty from ashes and turns mourning into dancing…all in His timing. The trials we face are never without purpose. They come so that we might grow in faith, be perfected in our weaknesses, and realize that God desires to give us an abundant life when we completely trust Him.

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Meet the Stubbs family!

Let me introduce you to the Stubbs family. Jonathan and Sara are expecting a precious little boy and I am so excited for them! They are going to be wonderful parents to their little guy.

When I spoke to Sara she asked if we could take their maternity photos at Founders Park where they took their engagement photos. I love working there, so I was happy to comply. Torrance and Palos Verdes are full of beautiful options for photos and they chose one of the most lovely locations.

I hope you enjoy their session!

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Look at those tiny shoes! I love little baby boy shoes. I usually suggest that my clients bring along a few little items that will belong to their new little one. Adding those details really pays off later when you can take photos of your darling baby wearing them or holding them. I think it makes the photos all the more special. big belly tiny shoes torrance caMaternity Photographer Torrance_0083belly love torrance pregnancy picturestorrance pregnancy photosMaternity Photography Torrancetorrance maternity photographytorrance maternity photographertorrance maternity photos

These two have so much affection for one another. You can tell that they love each other, but that they also really enjoy each other.Maternity Photographer Torrance_0090founders park maternity photostorrance maternity photographerMaternity Photography TorranceMaternity Photographer Torrancejoy in pregnancy palos verdesDreamy maternity photos torrancebelly love palos verdespregnancy portraits torrance cagorgeous belly torrance photographypregnancy portraits torranceTorrance Maternity Photographywooded maternity photos torrance caDaddy loves mommy maternity photographyMaternity Photography TorranceBaby Love PhotographyJoy in pregnancy photographMaternity Photographer Torrance

We had such a nice time at the beach. The weather was warm, the water wasn’t too cold, and we had a gorgeous sunset. Founder’s Park is a bit of a hidden treasure. It has lovely grassy fields, nice hiking trails, and a beautiful beach. If you hit it at the right time, it leaves you feeling as if you have your own private beach.New mom and dad pregnancy photographyBaby belly love torrance photographyaffectionate maternity portraits Maternity Photographer sunset beach Torrance

Congratulations Sara and Jon! I’m so happy for you both!magical sunset photography

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Meet the lovely Boomhower family! Dana and Chelsey are the sweetest and certain to have the sweetest baby boy! I can’t wait to meet him.

I met Chelsey about a year ago. She’s an amazing hair and make-up artist that works right here in Redondo Beach. I met her through one of my favorite photographers and we both agree that her work is fantastic. I was so happy to hear that she and Dana were expecting a baby and so honored that I got to be their maternity photographer.

Chelsey’s story:

My husband and I have been together since we were 14 years old. We have literally grown up alongside one another. After getting married 4yrs ago we moved across country to start a new adventure, my hubby wanted to add a little version of ourselves to that right away! I kept him at bay until very recently when we both decided it was a perfect time:)We are extremely blessed for how quickly we were able to conceive.
He was so excited when I told him and there is hardly a conversation we have that our love and excitement for the baby doesn’t come into. I am so excited to see my hubby build a beautiful relationship with his son and know we will have the best time being parents, as hard as it will be! Having a great pregnancy so far which is making it difficult to believe it is almost over! Loving every minute and looking forward to meeting our little man.

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Meet the lovely Casals. A year ago I photographed baby Alani. I can’t believe that she is already one! At this photo shoot we were celebrating Liz’s Birthday (mom) and also sweet little Alani’s. I think it is so fun that their Birthdays are so close together. I feel so honored that they chose to celebrate with family photos!

A note from Elizabeth:

My name is Elizabeth,  I have been blessed by having a wonderful husband which I meet 10 years ago, got married 5 years ago and have been extremely blessed by having two beautiful angels. Danie is a super awesome photographer,  she has a lot of patience she always wants to show the best of you in the pictures. I have the same love for photography and I understand the importance of capturing the love and care that a family shares. Thank you so much Danie. You are amazing at what you do!

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Look at that little smile! Isn’t she the sweetest? Little Alani had a twinkle in her eye the entire evening.Torrance Family Photographer

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Kingsley is a very sweet big brother. He really loves to help take care of his baby sister.

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Once we got to the beach it became abundantly clear to me that this family really likes to have fun! The kids loved playing with mom and dad on the beach.Family Photography Torrance - Run Kingsley, Run!

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Before we left the beach we stopped for a moment to get a few head shots of Liz and Ray on their own. Aren’t they gorgeous?Beach Headshots Torrance BeachFamily Photographer TorranceBeach Photography TorranceFamily Photographer Torrance

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I am so excited to introduce this precious little one to you! Drum roll please….. Meet Sebastian!

Sebastian was such a darling little model during his shoot. He even gave me a few smiles while we spent our time together.

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Look at those little lips. Aren’t they the sweetest! Sebastian loved the tight swaddle. It made him fall right to sleep.Newborn Photography Los Angeles

There’s something so sacred about the first few days of a baby’s life outside of the womb. They are still drawn up into tiny perfect versions of what they will become. They love to sleep so much, but are beginning to really become hungry and getting ready for lots of growth.Newborn Photography Los Angeles

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Sebastian LOVED to hold his little bunny!Newborn Photography Los Angeles

Smile for the picture! Sebastian didn’t even need coaching or cues. He smiled at all the right moments. I think somebody likes to be in front of the camera.Baby Photographer Los Angeles

Rachel and her new baby Sebastian already love each other so very much. Sebastian loves to be snuggled and cuddled and doted over. Mommy is happy to oblige. Newborn Photography Los Angeles_0122Newborn Photography Los Angeles_0123

Each newborn session is unique. Every baby and every family are different and so special. I can’t tell you how much I cherish the time that I get to spend with each new baby and new parent. The whole family is growing and changing. It is an honor for me to be able to be with families during this delicate and sacred time.To learn more about my newborn sessions, head over here.

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I can’t wait for you to meet this beautiful family!

I got an email from Sara describing the type of photo session that she was wanting. I knew immediately that we were going to have a wonderful time together. Sara asked for a few posed photos, but really what she was hoping to capture was their normal family life. Sara and Tim have a one year old named Alison. Little Alison learned to walk just a few weeks ago! (She’s doing a great job, by the way.) Sara, wanted to be sure that she captured those precious moments of her little crawler turning into a toddler. She wanted to get photos of her family in their first home. All of those requests made my heart leap for joy.

I hope you enjoy meeting the Schoen Family!

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Look at these two! This baby girl loves to giggle and daddy sure knows how to make that happen.Family Photographer Palos Verdes

Wiggle wiggle wiggle and go! Alison didn’t stop for a moment during our time together. She has learned to walk and now she is ready to run!Children

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This was one of my favorite moments with the Schoen’s. We were going inside the house to take photos and Ali wasn’t going to have it. Once she realized that we were heading in, she turned around and ran full force back outside! Family Photography Palos VerdesFamily Photography Palos VerdesFamily Photography Palos Verdes

Alison loved to see photos of her mommy when she was little. She was more still and quiet in this moment than any other time during our session.Family Photography Palos VerdesFamily Photography Palos Verdes

Books books books! You can tell that Sara and Alison spend a lot of time reading together. Ali had some pretty clear favorites.
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After a little time inside, it was time to go back out again. There were no complaints from this little girl!Family Photography Palos Verdes

I loved this moment between Sara and Tim. They’ve got one joyful and busy little girl, but their love for each other is clearly the foundation of their family.Family Photography Palos VerdesFamily Photography Palos Verdes

And, she’s off and ready for another adventure!Family Photography Palos Verdes

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Meet the Cherry Family – Palos Verdes Family Photographer

The Cherry family was visiting California from their native state Texas and decided to document their trip with some family photos. Such a great idea!! If you want to make mom happy, this is exactly what you should plan for your next trip. If you give just 2-3 hours of time to have some memories documented you will make mom happy for years to come!

Meet Jerry, Kerry, Larry, Mary and Sherry Cherry!! Just kidding, almost. This is how these silly folks introduced themselves to me. Aren’t they funny? They really had me going until I caught mom’s eye and then everyone began to giggle. Then they gave me their real names,  Jena, Greg, Paige, Lance, Brooke & Lilly Claire. I’m so happy to introduce them to you! They are a very beautiful family, in so many ways.

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Familiy Photography Rancho Palos VerdesThen we were off to our next location, and it is one of my personal favorite spots! There is lovely architecture, beautiful open fields, hiking trails with views that will take your breath away and some of my favorite tidepools.

 

The Cherry’s were excellent at posing for a moment and then quick to giggle. One thing is for certain, they LOVE to laugh.

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We strolled down one of my favorite trails and stopped along the way for beautiful ocean views and some fun family photos. It was a clear day so we could see all the way to Catalina Island.

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I was so happy to capture this moment. Lance loves his Daddy and it shows. The two seem like great allies in a house full of girls.

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This photo shoot is momentarily interrupted because Lance found a golf ball! He later found some pretty amazing shells down at the beach.

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Aren’t they just lovely? We made use of every  corner of the trails at Trump National Golf Course.

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We wouldn’t want to go to long before we had a few silly moments.

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Meet Little Christopher – Family Photography Redondo Beach

Say hello to little Christopher and his mom and dad, Jeana and Chris. You might remember Jeana and Chris from their maternity session and little Christopher from his newborn session. When Jeana contacted me to schedule Christopher’s six month session my heart did a little leap inside my chest. I can’t tell you how exciting it has been for me to follow along with this little family’s story!

 

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Little Christopher almost always has his eyes on his mommy. He loves her so much.

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These two have such a special bond. Jeana is an amazing momma. She cares for her little Christopher so well and it shows in so many ways.Family Photography Redondo Beach_0014

Little Christopher wasn’t so sure about the ocean. In theory it seemed so exciting, but when it came time to get wet he held tight to daddy.

These feet!! Aren’t they the best?

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SO MANY SMOOCHES! This baby is always being smooched by his mom and dad. He’s got some pretty sweet cheeks, so I don’t really blame them.Family Photography Redondo BeachFamily Photography Redondo BeachFamily Photography Redondo Beach

Christopher and his daddy are quite the pair. You can tell that they are destined to go on adventures together, have a bit too much fun, and maybe get into a bit of mischief. When Christopher sees Chris he lights right up! Daddy sure does love his little guy.Family Photography Redondo BeachFamily Photography Redondo BeachFamily Photography Redondo Beach

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I think he makes the best and funniest faces. Six month old babies are learning so much. They are taking it all in. Their reactions to the world around them are so genuine and so amazing to me.Family Photography Redondo BeachFamily Photography Redondo Beach

Told you! More smooching!

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Christopher is a cutey pie even when he’s crying! I LOVE this photo of him. He was sad because I wouldn’t let him eat the leaves and mulch he had just discovered. I know I know, I’m such a meanie.

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This dear one has a special spot in my heart. He brings joy wherever he goes.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed Christopher’s Redondo Beach family photo session! Contact me with any questions you might have or to schedule a session of your own.

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Meet Emily!

I was so privileged to be able to photograph this sweet newborn in her home in Long Beach.  I loved getting to know this family and getting to see the love that they have for one another.

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At just two and a half weeks old little Emily is already quite the communicator. She loves to be looked at and talked to. In this moment she was looking straight into her two very favorite faces.Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027

Have you ever seen such a proud pappa? He is so in love with his baby girl and she loves him right back. I just loved how she cooed to him.  She is ready to tell him all of her secrets and all of her dreams. You can tell that this is a love that will last for the rest of their lives.Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027

Evelyn had asked to have several photos of Emily’s eyes. She told me over the phone that Emily had the most amazing eyes. I wasn’t prepared for how amazed I would be.  Couldn’t you get lost in those eyes?!?

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I make sure to get one of these shots during each session. You know, the one with the giant bow that is so stinkin cute it makes you giggle. Her momma and I did giggle when this one went on. I told her that she should get used to it though! Momma is going to be dressing her up with giant bows for years to come.Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027Newborn Photography Long Beach_0027Baby Pictures Long BeachBaby Pictures Long BeachBaby Pictures Long BeachBaby Pictures Long Beach

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This little darling didn’t cry except for just a moment during our session. She was such a polite and quiet little lady. In this moment she was ready to have a little attention from momma. I include it because I love it so so much. She needed a little break to snuggle mom and she didn’t hesitate to say so. Even her little cry was so sweet. Isn’t this the cutest crying face you’ve ever seen?

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This baby girl and her momma love each other so very much. Emily looks so sweetly into Evelyn’s eyes. She loves her mom’s voice. Little Emily was an answer to prayer. Her mommy and daddy patiently waited for this little one. God heard their prayers and has truly blessed them.

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Meet the lovely Finnegan family! These Finnegan are some of my very favorite folks. This Redondo Beach family decided to have their maternity photos on one of my very favorite trails in Torrance, CA.

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Little Jerry loves his mommy so much. She is definitely his very favorite person.Torrance Family Maternity Pictures

I’m so happy for these two! They don’t know if their new baby will be a boy or girl. Isn’t that so much fun?Outdoor Maternity Photography TorranceMother and Son Photos TorranceBaby belly love photography torrance

These two have so much fun together. They play, laugh, and learn together all day. Leslie has little Jerry’s heart.beautiful maternity photos

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I love it when my clients let their children bring something fun along that their child really enjoys. It can really add to our photo shoot and document some of the special details of what life with a little one is really like. Swords, teddy bears, bubbles, etc.family photography torrance

Look at that beautiful momma and that beautiful round belly! She is a dear one and certainly the nicest person that I’ve ever met. Natalie is the kind of friend who remembers not just the the important details of your life but the little things that you share in conversation. I’m so thankful to call her friend.happy mom to be photography torranceMaternity Photographer Torrance

We ended our time together by doing one of little Jerry’s favorite things. Blowing bubbles and popping them! So cute and so much fun!happy family blowing bubbles maternity photos torrance

I hope you’ve enjoyed this maternity/family photo session! It was one of my favorites to capture.

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I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this Palos Verdes engagement session. Elizabeth and Dale are the King and Queen of silly and fun! Their love for each other is so evident and so strong. I hope you enjoy their story and photos as much as I do!

Here is their story:

After a long day of walking in the sun with the Mooney clan to celebrate Father’s Day Elizabeth suggested to Dale that they should go to the beach and watch the sunset. Truthfully, Dale had been pestering Elizabeth for a couple weeks before this day to do exactly that. So on their way to the beach they decided to invite a few special friends to join them. Despite an inkling that today would be the day Dale asked for her hand in marriage she lost all suspicions as they invited those special friends. Once everyone arrived at the beach we all started walking in the sand near the water. Elizabeth noticed that the group they were with slowly fell behind. Thinking nothing of it, she enjoyed the special time with Dale. Then suddenly Dale wasn’t next to her anymore. She turned to look for him and there he was, down on one knee, ring out in the open, with a silly grin on his face. Immediately, Elizabeth blurted out “Is this real??” and Dale replied “Yes! Will you marry me?”. Then without hesitation, as a wave crashed around her, Elizabeth said “YES!”. Without missing a beat that group of friends that followed them down to the water surrounded them with love and hugs to celebrate the momentous occasion.

 

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Meet Jaxon!

I recently photographed tiny Jaxon with my dear friends over at Sun and Sparrow. I sometimes get the call to help other photographers with what I love most, newborn photography. These are some of the best sessions. I get to work with other amazing photographers and a brand new baby.

Baby Jaxon was such a sleepy baby. He was a very good little model. He gladly let me swaddle, unswaddle, pose and repose him – all while he slept soundly.

We were able to include two really neat props in this newborn session. The first was his dad’s baby blanket. The beautiful little blanket had been handmade by a family member. We were so happy to include it in the shoot. It will provide for a very good story for him to tell when he’s older. We also included his dad’s childhood giant teddy bear. At first glance I didn’t realize how big this teddy actually was. Once little Jaxon was posed on the bear, the bear looked huge and the baby looked tiny. The room was filled with awe at the sweetness of this precious baby laying on his daddy’s teddy bear. When you are planning for and dreaming of your little darling’s photo session, pull out those heirloom pieces from your childhood! We have fun incorporating them into your photo shoot.

Another thing that I especially loved about this newborn shoot was the time we spent photographing mommy and baby together. There is something so sacred about these photographs. The bond between a new baby and their mommy cannot easily be described with words, but the photos speak volumes.

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The newest family on the block! Adoption Photography in San Luis Obisbo

Adoption is the best story. This one in particular is very dear to my heart.

Adoption almost always conjures the thought “baby or international”. This isn’t always the case. Adoption so often means big kids and blending families.  It means so much hard work, commitment and sacrifice. I recently got to photograph the Vallone family finalize the adoption for three of their children. Below is  just a snip-it of their story. It’s not sugar coated and I REALLY like that.

Here is Latisha’s story about adoption in her own words:

Adopting more children was not something I thought I would do again. Our first adoption through foster care ended up being a long and drawn out court battle which I didn’t think we could endure again. However, on Jade’s adoption day, she looked up at me and said “Mommy, we should adopt again! I want little brothers and sisters!” All I could think was, “I’d rather die.”

I was so happy we had Jade, but the process, system, politics of it all were draining and overwhelming. If you’ve done it, you know why I’d rather not, but 3 years later here we were again taking that leap of faith into the unknown.

We knew we wanted to adopt a sibling group or another medically fragile child. We already had 5 children ages 11-20…4 girls 1boy. So social services was willing to approve 3 children max to foster/adopt. Jude was 18mo, Anthony was almost 3 and Ella was 5 years old. These kids were described to us as “feral” due to the severe neglect they endured. Think Russian orphanage but right here in our U.S. foster system. That’s what we were dealing with.

These kids had so many services, therapy for PTSD, behavioral problems, sensory issues, violence, ADHD, speech for auditory processing disorders, speech delays, non speaking and hearing issues, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Special-Ed classes, and pre-school. The older 2 kids had appointments or classes 5 days a week and were on a tight schedule from 8am-6pm most days. It was crazy. The younger child Jude was in a separate foster home. They had been apart for almost a year when we met them.

Our family decided to adopt the unadoptable. The ones that others looked over. Pick them. Commit to them for life. No turning back. For us it was like marriage with ups and downs and times when we would want to run away, but you make a choice to love. Not the kind of love that is happy, mushy and emotional. The biblical kind of love which is a choice. In sickness and health, till death do us part. There will be mountain highs and valley lows.

Thank goodness we had that mentality from the beginning because it has been rough to say the least. There have been many beautiful moments, but more of the difficult ones. And thats ok.


Life is not about being comfortable, looking put together, having well behaved kids, taking the easy road with lots of money and a fabulous house & plenty of leisure time.


Life is about dying to self, keeping your word, showing your kids what living out our faith looks like, seeking first Yahweh and His righteousness, commitment & taking the path less traveled. That is what love really looks like.

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Our Kids: Kayla 21, Leah 20, Josiah 17, Naomi 15, Jade 12, Ella 6, Anthony 4, Jude 2


I got to share dinner with these lovely folks, then they showed me around SLO. They do such a good job of making their family work into a team effort. The love between all of these folks is pretty amazing.

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This was just before we went into the court room.

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The judge beamed through the entire hearing. He joked with Kenny and Latisha and even had gifts for each kid!The newest family on the block! Adoption Photography in Central California

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The case workers and social workers from the agencies that the Vallone’s worked with came to the finalization. There were so many hugs. There were so many tears. Several  special people were involved in this process.

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Once everything was said and done we headed out into San Luis to take some family photos. There’s a lot of love and affection between these two!

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These three little ones have been adopted. They are loved, cherished, celebrated, and so well cared for.

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It all comes down to this, these two people have committed themselves to radical benevolence and they will never get any fame or glory for it. I can’t tell you how awesome that makes them in my eyes.

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Meet darling Abigail! Abby is the new little noodle that belongs to my friend Hannah. Hannah and Ben affectionately call her Abby Wonder. Isn’t that the sweetest? Hannah has an amazing birth story. You should be so lucky to hear it! Maybe one day I’ll get here to share it here for you to read. She gave birth to this sweet 9 pound 3 ounce baby girl! Way to go Hannah! One of the things that I really enjoy about newborn photo sessions is hearing the birth story. Every momma and baby have one. They are all different and each one is amazing to me! The stories are of excitement, strength,  surrender and then… a sweet warm baby!

 

Little Abby was a dream baby during our time together. Hannah brought her to my home mid morning when the light was perfect.  We photographed her with several special items that had been given to her before she was born. We even got to photograph her with a blanket that had been her daddy’s! I just love including precious items in baby photo shoots!

 

Sweet Abigail is going to be a funny child. I can tell already. During our session she made THE BEST faces. This girl has got some personality!  I found myself giggling over and over when I was editing her photos. She curled her lips, stuck out her tongue, gave me squinty eyes, and even let out a few little cries that sounded more like declarations than cries.  I can’t wait to see her in a few years. She is going to have her mom and dad in stitches.

 

I hope you enjoy little Abby Wonder’s photos as much as I do!

 

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Meet sweet little Santana! I got to meet this darling when she was just a week old. Brandon and Jewels brought her to my home in Redondo Beach one morning for her baby photo session. Jewels fed Santana just after they arrived, so that she would be content and relaxed for our time together. She was one of the more alert babies that I’ve worked with. She loved to make eye contact and she has the most beautiful eyes. I was quite happy to be looking back into them.

Something that I just love about being a newborn photographer is getting to be with these precious ones when they are brand new to the world. There’s something so sacred about this time. Everyone is adjusting! Mom, Dad, and baby are getting a full time education on life together. Everyone is a little sleepy. Let me tell you, it is the most beautiful thing to see and experience.

I hope you enjoy these photos of precious Santana as much as I do!

 

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I encourage my clients to bring along handmade and precious items to their shoot. Babies are almost always given handmade blankets, sweaters, booties and hats. These items can easily be included in your photo shoot. Family members are very happy to see these keepsakes in photographs, and babies will have the image to look back on and the story to share when they are older. I often photograph babies wearing a sweater made by an auntie or a grandmother or swaddled in a blanket that Grandma had made for baby’s mom. These are often some of my favorite photographs.

 

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Meet little Eliana!

I had the wonderful privileged of photographing this little sweetheart in her home in Costa Mesa, with her family. Sweet Eliana is the darling of her family and rightfully so! This little princess has a big brother and two doting parents. She is born into a family that is rich in love.

This little darling was a perfect peach to work with. She slept through almost our entire session.

I hope you enjoy this peek into Eliana’s world!

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Eliana’s room is so cute! Her momma put a lot of thought into the details.  I loved the handmade decorations, the chandelier, and the faux finished details of her nursery. Don’t teeny swimsuits just melt your heart? Newborn Photography Costa MesaNewborn Pictures Costa MesaNewborn Pictures Costa MesaNewborn Pictures Costa MesaNewborn Pictures Costa MesaNewborn Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaBaby Pictures Costa MesaNew Born Baby Pictures Costa MesaNew Born Baby Pictures Costa MesaNew Born Baby Pictures Costa MesaNew Born Baby Pictures Costa MesaThese last two photos were probably my favorites of our time together. It’s the sweet moments shared by mom and dad and baby that move my heart.  At just a week old, this baby girl was already looking into her momma and pappa’s eyes and talking to them.  She already knew that they were listening to what she had to say.  She knew that she was loved, cherished, and so well cared for. New Born Baby Pictures Costa Mesa

New Born Baby Pictures Costa Mesa

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 Family Photo Special

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner, and I’m betting that you are still searching for just the right gift. Let me help you create the perfect gift of a family portrait, something that will be treasured for years. 

 

I am offering eight specially priced photo sessions at $250. These are on location photo shoots to celebrate this beautiful season. Sessions are limited to six family members and must be used by June 30th.  Contact me at danie@daniehenryphotography.com to reserve yours. (Offer applies to South Bay only.)

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Meet the Hurst Family!

Meet my dear friends, the Hurst family. Renee and Jeff are just wonderful.  When Sean and I got married, they gave us a beautiful red dutch oven. We made more meals in that dutch oven than in any all of our other pots and pans combined (well, maybe not including the egg pan). I can remember when Alea was just a little girl. She thought everything in the world was soooo beautiful. Abby was just a sweet, round baby then. Then, Renee and I were pregnant at the same time. She was having little Ava and I was having Havah. Now they are best buddies.

Jeff and Renee are the kind of friends that you have forever. When we moved from California to Kansas City they came to visit us twice! It was such a pleasure to have them come and spend time with us when we were so far from California. They might have been coming for the House of Prayer, but I’m certain it was mainly to see me;)They were some of the friends I looked forward to seeing most when we decided to move back to California. They were our welcoming committee when we got here. Since being back we’ve shared many wonderful meals, long conversations, and park dates with them.

This was a very fun photo shoot.  The Hurst family has a really awesome sense of style. It comes out in all areas of their lives. They just moved into their new home and it is DARLING! I’ll probably need to do a separate post with some photos from their home. Both Jeff and Renee used to be floral designers, so their gardening skills and eye for design is off the charts amazing. I usually do a little wardrobe consulting with my clients prior to their shoot, but I knew none would be needed with this family. They got coordinating without matching down to a tee.

We took these photos at their home in Lomita Pines and at one of our favorite parks in Torrance, CA.

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Leslie and Theo’s Growing Family – Maternity Photography Palos Verdes

Meet Leslie and Theo! I’ve known Leslie for almost 10 years. We worked together at the same office years ago. Leslie was one of the first people to know that I was pregnant with my Havah. She was the first person to give me a baby present! She gave me two sweet blankets and I still have and cherish them. Now I get to take herpregnancy pictures!

I have some exciting news! Leslie is going to have a baby girl!! Leslie and Theo have been married for almost eight years and currently parent two super sweet dogs. These two are quite the pair. Leslie + Theo are so in love. They are both kind, patient and caring toward one another. This little baby girl is going to be so well loved. Both Leslie and Theo are so excited to meet her. I am too! My guess is that she will have brown eyes and curly dark hair. What do you think.;)

We took these photos in a few of my favorite spots. We live just south of Los Angeles, where the population is quite dense, but with all of the hidden pockets of Palos Verdes, you’d never know it! The light was dreamy and we even had a friendly peacock join us. Palos Verdes is known for it’s peacocks. They are quite a sight to see, just not so pleasant to hear.

I’m so happy to share these photos with you. I feel like I’m giving you an opportunity to meet someone I love so much. Leslie is a bright and shining light. She is full of of joy and optimism. I think that really comes through in these photos.

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